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Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc.
Private
Industry Casual dining restaurants, casinos, hotels
Founded London, United Kingdom
(June 14, 1971)
Headquarters Orlando, Florida, United States
Key people
Hamish Dodds, President/CEO
John Galloway, CMO
Tom Gispanski, CFO
Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton, Founders
Owner Seminole Tribe of Florida
Website .com.hardrockwww

Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. is a chain of theme restaurants founded in 1971 by Americans Isaac Tigrett and Peter Morton in London. In 1979, the cafe began covering its walls with rock and roll memorabilia, a tradition which expanded to others in the chain. In 2007, Hard Rock was sold to the Seminole Tribe of Florida, and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida.[1][2] Currently, there are 191 Hard Rock locations in 59 countries including 145 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos.

Contents

  • History 1
    • Restaurants 1.1
    • Music memorabilia 1.2
  • Expansion into other businesses 2
    • Casinos and hotels 2.1
    • Hard Rock Park 2.2
  • Acquisition by the Seminole Tribe of Florida 3
  • List of locations 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7
    • International sites 7.1

History

Restaurants

Hard Rock Cafe located on Broadway in the heart of Times Square

The first Hard Rock Cafe (HRC) opened on 14 June 1971, in The Rank Group, a London-based leisure company, acquired Mecca Leisure Group and continued expansion of the concept in its geographic territory. Rank went on to purchase Hard Rock America from Peter Morton as well as Hard Rock Canada from Nick Bitove. After the completion of these acquisitions, Rank gained worldwide control of the brand. In March 2007, the Seminole Tribe of Florida acquired Hard Rock Cafe International, Inc. and other related entities from Rank for US$965 million.[1] In 2008, anonymous members of the wait staff criticized the business because of its practice of paying them less than half the official minimum wage in the UK, with the business allocating tips to staff to bring their salaries within the law. Most customers, it was argued, do not realize that they are subsidizing a low wage when they give the tip.[5]

Music memorabilia

Jon Bon Jovi's guitar on display at the cafe in Moscow

HRC is known for its collection of rock and roll memorabilia. The cafes solicit donations of music memorabilia but also purchase a number of items at auctions around the world, including autographed guitars, costumes from world tours and rare photographs; these are often to be found mounted on cafe walls. The collection began in 1979 with an un-signed Red Fender Lead II guitar from Eric Clapton, who was a regular at the first restaurant in London. Clapton wanted management to hang the guitar over his regular seat in order to lay claim to that spot, and they obliged. This prompted Pete Townshend of The Who to give one of his guitars, also un-signed with the note "Mine's as good as his! Love, Pete."[6] Hard Rock's archive includes over 77,000 items, and is the largest private collection of Rock and Roll memorabilia in the world. Marquee pieces from the collection were briefly displayed in a Hard Rock museum named "The Vault" in Orlando, Florida from January 2003 until September 2004. After the closure, items were dispersed to various restaurant locations.[7] The London Vault remains open and free to visitors, located in the retail Rock Shop of the original cafe.[8] In 2005, Deep Purple launched its new album Rapture of the Deep in Hard Rock Cafe London. This show at the release party itself was released as a DVD.[9]

The Hard Rock Café is also in possession of a Bedford VAL 6 axle coach used in the 1967 film The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour. The vehicle was completely refurbished after filming. It is currently displayed in the US, but makes regular appearances in events in the UK, especially at the original Hard Rock Cafe in London. In 2001, a competition was run to win the actual bus, but it was never given away and remained with the Cafe.

Expansion into other businesses

Casinos and hotels

Hard Rock Hotel Macau

In 1995, Peter Morton spent $80 million to open the Hard Rock Hotel near the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada. A subsequent $100 million expansion in 1999 nearly doubled the hotel's capacity.[10]

In May 2006, Morton sold the Brookfield Asset Management citing the high debt on the property in the face of the economic downturn.[13]

Today, the Seminole Tribe of Florida owns and operates all units except the Las Vegas,Tulsa, Sioux City and Vancouver properties. In 2004, Hard Rock International and Sol Melia Hotels and Resorts launched Lifestar Hoteles España SL, a joint venture that manages Europe's first Hard Rock Hotel in Madrid. The other joint venture hotels are in Chicago, New York and San Diego (the San Diego property includes Hard Rock condominiums). Hard Rock also operates hotels and resorts in Orlando, Florida (a joint venture with Loews Hotels); Bali, Indonesia; and Pattaya, Thailand, (a joint venture with Ong Beng Seng/Hotel Properties Limited). Hard Rock International continues to expand internationally (including hotels, casinos, resorts, and condominiums) through several joint ventures (Becker Ventures, Ong Beng Seng/Hotel Properties Limited and Loews Hotels), including hotels in Chicago, Bali, Orlando, Penang, San Diego, Singapore, and planned openings in Abu Dhabi, Cancun, Dubai, Hungary, Panama, Punta Cana and Vallarta[14] - as well as hotel-casinos in Hollywood, Florida; Tampa, Florida; Biloxi, Mississippi; Las Vegas, Nevada; and Tulsa Catoosa, Oklahoma.[2] The Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs, California is being converted into a 160-room Hard Rock Hotel, with the transition expected to be completed by 2014.[15] A location in Atlantic City, New Jersey was planned but canceled.[16] All-inclusive resorts operate under the Hard Rock brand in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.

International locations include

  • Hard Rock Casino, at The Printworks in Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Hard Rock Hotel, at the City of Dreams in Macau
  • Hard Rock Hotel, at the Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore
  • Hard Rock Hotel Penang
  • Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, In Coquitlam British Columbia Canada
  • Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  • Hard Rock Hotel in Panama Megapolis, Panama City, Panama
  • Hard Rock Hotel in Cáncun, Mexico

Hard Rock Park

Hard Rock Cafe International announced in March 2006 that it licensed the "Hard Rock" name to HRP Myrtle Beach Operations, LLC, to design, build, and operate a $400 million 150-acre (0.61 km2) theme park called Hard Rock Park. Hard Rock Park opened on April 15, 2008 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The park was expected to draw an estimated 30,000 visitors per day, promised to create more than 3,000 jobs, and was billed as the largest single investment in South Carolina history. It planned to feature a large concert arena and six zones with more than 40 attractions. HRP Myrtle Beach Operations, LLC, filed for Chapter 11 on September 25, 2008. The company hoped to re-open in 2009 after restructuring.[17] On January 2, 2009 after failing to attract a buyer with a minimum $35 million bid for over 2 months, Hard Rock Park asked a Delaware Bankruptcy Court to convert the filing to Chapter 7 (triggering immediate liquidation of assets to pay off creditors) and closing the park.[18]

New owners renamed the venue Freestyle Music Park and planned to reopen retaining a music-theme but, without the Hard Rock name by Memorial Day, 2009. The park only operated one additional year and never reopened due to poor attendance.[19]

Acquisition by the Seminole Tribe of Florida

On December 7, 2006,

  • Hard Rock Cafe Japan

International sites

  • Official website
  • Official Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Site
  • Video review of the Hard Rock Cafe with on-site footage
  • Video tour of the Hard Rock Hotel Singapore
  • Hard Rock Memorabilia Gallery
  • Regularly updated list of current, opening, and closed cafes (Unofficial)
  • "Seattle welcomes Hard Rock Cafe"

External links

  1. ^ a b "Seminole tribe in Hard Rock deal". BBC News. 7 December 2006. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  2. ^ a b "Contact Us". Hard Rock Cafe. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  3. ^ "Hard Rock History". Hard Rock Cafe. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  4. ^ Hard Rock Cafe Locations. Retrieved 2012-05-10
  5. ^ Shankleman, Martin (18 July 2008). "'"Hard Rock wages 'below minimum. BBC News. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  6. ^ "Townshend's Gibson Les Paul". Hard Rock Cafe. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  7. ^ "The Hard Rock Vault". LostParks.com. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  8. ^ Laura Porter. "The Vault". About.com. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  9. ^ "Montreux'2006 DVD details". The Highway Star. 17 May 2007. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  10. ^ "The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas Selects Rainmaker Group Revenue Management". Hospitalitynet. 22 June 2009. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  11. ^ William Spain (6 May 2006). "Morgans Hotel Group to buy Vegas Hard Rock for $770 million".  
  12. ^ Amanda Finnegan (6 February 2009). "Hard Rock Hotel expansion hits another milestone".  
  13. ^ Steve Green (2 March 2011). "Hard Rock Hotel management group ends its run with resort".  
  14. ^ "Hard Rock International and the Luckie Street Partners Announce Atlanta Hotel Development". Hard Rock Cafe. 24 October 2007. Retrieved 2012-03-17. 
  15. ^ Vincent, Roger. (2013, February 10). .Palm Springs hotel to be converted into Hard Rock outpost The Los Angeles Times.
  16. ^ Wittkowski, Donald. (2012, September 13). Hard Rock casino developers scrap Atlantic City casino project The Press of Atlantic City.
  17. ^ "S.C.'s Hard Rock Park files for bankruptcy after inaugural season".  
  18. ^ "Hard Rock Park requests liquidation".  
  19. ^ "Coastal business: Freestyle Music Park attorney sees better market".  
  20. ^ Adrian Sainz (7 December 2006). "Seminoles buy Hard Rock cafe".  
  21. ^ John Burstein (18 April 2007). "Seminoles, developer settle disputes".  
  22. ^ "Seminole Tribe Finalizes Acquisition of Hard Rock International". PRnewswire (hotels-stl.com). 11 March 2007. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  23. ^ Brenda Farrington (3 July 2008). "Florida Supreme court nixes casino pact".  
  24. ^ Lesley Balla (8 January 2007). "Hard Rock Café Ain't Rockin' No More". Eater LA. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  25. ^ a b c d "Franchise Agreements Terminated". Hard Rock Cafe. Retrieved 2014-01-20. 
  26. ^ "Memphis official confirms Hard Rock Cafe is moving its location". WorldNow and WMC. 15 Jan 2014. 
  27. ^ "Το Hard Rock Cafe επιστρέφει στην Αθήνα". To Vima. Retrieved 2015-09-25. 
  28. ^ "Re-Opening of the Hard Rock in Hong Kong". Next Stop Hong Kong. 14 June 2011. 
  29. ^ "Hard Rock Turns Up The Volume In Florence With Grand Opening Celebration". Hard Rock Cafe. 14 June 2011. 
  30. ^ "Hard Rock rocks its way to Hamburg" (Press release). 4Hoteliers.com. 20 June 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  31. ^ Muby Asger (24 November 2011). "Love all, serve all: It's a Hard Rock life". gulfnews.com. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  32. ^ "Hard Rock Cafe Budapest Now Open". abudapest.com. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  33. ^ "Hard Rock Cafe New Buffalo will have plenty to see (photo gallery)". MLive.com. 
  34. ^ "Hard Rock Café Brussels location and opening hours". thomasvanhoutte.be. 31 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-07-31. 
  35. ^ "Hard Rock Cafe Johannesburg". Facebook. 
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h "Cafes Coming Soon". Hard Rock Cafe. Retrieved 2012-03-20. 
  37. ^ "Now Open". 
  38. ^ "Job listing for manager of Glasgow cafe". 
  39. ^ "HRC Wien hat geöffnet". 
  40. ^ "Hard Rock Cafe to open in spring in downtown Anchorage". 21 November 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2013. 
  41. ^ "Hard Rock Cafe Mall of America". hardrock.com. 
  42. ^ Maierbrugger, Arno (25 March 2013). "Finally: Hard Rock Cafe goes Cambodia". Inside Investor. Retrieved 17 May 2013. 
  43. ^ "Hard Rock hotel, cafe coming to Daytona Beach". Daytona Beach News Journal. Retrieved 2 May 2013. 
  44. ^ "El Hard Rock Café Asunción abrió sus puertas al público". ultimahora. 
  45. ^ "Hard Rock Sioux City casino draws big opening night crowds". Sioux City Journal. 

References

See also

Location (city) Location (country) Established Status
London United Kingdom June 14, 1971 Open
Toronto Canada June 23, 1978 Open
Los Angeles United States October 24, 1982 Closed December 31, 2006[24]
Roppongi Japan July 4, 1983 Open
New York United States April 12, 1984 Relocated to Times Square on August 12, 2005
San Francisco United States September 10, 1984 Closed August 26, 2002, Relocated to Fisherman's Wharf
Stockholm Sweden April 16, 1985 Open
Chicago United States June 17, 1986 Open
Houston United States November 6, 1986 Relocated May 21, 2000
Dallas United States November 28, 1986 Relocated July 15, 2009
Cancún Mexico June 9, 1987 Unauthorized location[25]
Honolulu United States July 17, 1987 Relocated May 21, 2000
Reykjavík Iceland July 25, 1987 Closed May 29, 2005
New Orleans United States December 11, 1987 Relocated December 29, 2012
La Jolla United States December 11, 1988 Closed October 13, 2008 (Originally San Diego, renamed when downtown location opened)
Sydney Australia April 1, 1989 Closed October 22, 2007, Relocated Dec 6, 2011.
Toronto SkyDome Canada June 6, 1989 Closed September 27, 2009
Boston United States June 12, 1989 Relocated July 2, 2007
Acapulco Mexico December 8, 1989 Unauthorized location[25]
Washington, D.C. United States January 1, 1990 Open
Singapore Singapore February 6, 1990 Open
Orlando United States June 7, 1990 Relocated December 11, 1998
Maui United States July 23, 1990 Open
Las Vegas at Hard Rock Hotel United States September 7, 1990 Open
Montreal Canada September 20, 1990 Closed September 27, 2009
Puerto Vallarta Mexico December 30, 1990 Closed early 2012
Aspen United States January 22, 1991 Closed November 1, 2000
Calgary Canada April 1, 1991 Closed June 1, 2000
Bangkok Thailand April 22, 1991 Open
Kuala Lumpur Malaysia November 23, 1991 Open
Paris France November 24, 1991 Open
Osaka Japan January 17, 1992 Closed September 14, 2001
Tijuana Mexico April 26, 1992 Closed June 19, 2008
Berlin Germany May 18, 1992 Relocated April 26, 2010
Jakarta Indonesia October 2, 1992 Relocation to Plaza Indonesia Entertainment X'nter in July 2004.
Atlanta United States November 9, 1992 Open
Newport Beach United States November 23, 1992 Closed June 23, 2005
St. Thomas US Virgin Islands, United States December 17, 1992 Closed April 24, 2005
San Juan Puerto Rico March 5, 1993 Closed April 22, 2011. Planned to be relocated in fall 2014.
Tel Aviv Israel July 1993 Closed December, 1997
Grand Cayman Cayman Islands April 28, 2000 Closed October 13, 2013, Re-opened December 2014
Miami United States September 21, 1993 Open
Mexico City Mexico September 23, 1993 Closed May, 2013
Bali Indonesia October 3, 1993 Open
Taipei Taiwan December 22, 1993 Closed February 3, 2002
Beijing China May 14, 1994 Closed Sept 30, 2012
Nashville United States June 21, 1994 Open
Cozumel Mexico October 22, 1994 Relocated in early 2015.
Hong Kong Kowloon Hong Kong November 13, 1994 Closed November 24, 2008.
Madrid Spain November 25, 1994 Open
Closed June 1, 2000
Edmonton Canada July 7, 1995 Closed June 1, 2000
Myrtle Beach United States July 10, 1995 Open
Copenhagen Denmark July 18, 1995 Open
Whistler Canada September 5, 1995 Closed June 1, 2000
Buenos Aires Argentina October 15, 1995 Open
Melbourne Australia October 21, 1995 Closed October 21, 2007
Phoenix United States October 21, 1995 Relocated February 25, 2002
Banff Canada October 22, 1995 Closed June 1, 2000
Taichung Taiwan December 1995 Closed December, 1996
Cabo San Lucas Mexico December 10, 1995 Unauthorized location[25]
Antwerp Belgium December 15, 1995 Closed April 24, 1997
Makati Philippines December 15, 1995 Open (Originally named Manila, renamed shortly after)
Studio City at Universal City Walk United States January 12, 1996 Open
Surfers Paradise Australia March 22, 1996 Open, Originally called Gold Coast.
Ottawa Canada June 26, 1996 Closed September 1, 2013
Niagara Falls, New York United States July 10, 1996 Open
Shanghai China August 2, 1996 Closed March 28, 2004
Guangzhou China September 2, 1996 Closed May 18, 2003
Key West United States September 27, 1996 Open
Atlantic City United States November 15, 1996 Open
Cape Town South Africa November 22, 1996 Closed June 17, 2001
Seoul South Korea December 2, 1996 Reopened in April 8, 2008 but closed again in April, 2009. Reopened in October 21, 2014.
Niagara Falls, Canada Canada December 9, 1996 Open
Beirut Lebanon December 19, 1996 Closed September 9, 2013
Shenzhen China May 27, 1997 Closed November, 1998
Nagoya Japan July 1, 1997 Closed December 31, 2010
Baltimore United States July 4, 1997 Open
Yokohama Japan July 18, 1997 Open
Sacramento United States August 13, 1997 Closed March 20, 2010
Amman Jordan August 14, 1997 Closed September, 2000
Manama Bahrain October 4, 1997 Open
Barcelona Spain November 10, 1997 Open
Memphis United States November 16, 1997 Relocated two blocks west in 2014[26]
Dubai United Arab Emirates December 13, 1997 Closed for relocation March 8, 2009
Philadelphia United States January 15, 1998 Open
Lima Peru February 1999 Closed December 3, 2001. Relocated on December 2012.
Edinburgh United Kingdom March 28, 1998 Open
Guam United States/Guam May 10, 1998 Open
Ankara Turkey May 27, 1998 Closed February 8, 2002
Lake Tahoe United States June 30, 1998 Open
Cleveland United States July 2, 1998 Open
Salt Lake City United States July 10, 1998 Closed December 7, 2008
Kona United States July 21, 1998 Closed July 21, 2008
Sharm el-Sheikh Egypt July 24, 1998 Open
San Diego United States July 28, 1998 Open
Saipan Northern Mariana Islands, United States August 18, 1998 Open
St. Louis United States August 24, 1998 Open
Denver United States November 5, 1998 Open
Guadalajara Mexico November 7, 1998 Closed October, 2008
Rome Italy December 10, 1998 Open
Orlando United States December 11, 1998 Open
Amsterdam Netherlands March 20, 1999 Open
Indianapolis United States April 13, 1999 Open
Kobe Japan April 27, 1999 Closed December 31, 2003
Ft. Lauderdale United States July 7, 1999 Closed May 9, 2004. Relocated to Hollywood, FL
Gatlinburg United States September 5, 1999 Relocating to Pigeon Forge
Oasis United Kingdom April 14, 2000 Closed January 31, 2002
Fukuoka Japan April 26, 2000 Open
Houston United States May 21, 2000 Open
Rio de Janeiro Brazil June 27, 2000 Closed for relocation July 25, 2011, Shop located at base of Corcovado currently
Manchester United Kingdom September 12, 2000 Open
Malta Malta St. Julian's November 25, 2000 Open
Osaka Universal Japan March 22, 2001 Open
Cairo Egypt May 4, 2001 Closed December 31, 2010
Belfast United Kingdom May 10, 2001 Closed September 25, 2004
Queenstown New Zealand May 28, 2001 Closed September 28, 2004
Managua Nicaragua May 2001 Closed December, 2001
Osaka Japan September 14, 2001 Open
Bogotá Colombia October 1, 2001 Open
Pattaya Thailand October 15, 2001 Open
Birmingham United Kingdom November 19, 2001 Closed May 5, 2007
Phoenix United States February 25, 2002 Open
Austin United States February 27, 2002 Closed January 2, 2006
Munich Germany February 25, 2002 Open
Ueno-Eki Japan March 25, 2002 Open
Nottingham United Kingdom June 5, 2002 Closed November 12, 2007
Pittsburgh United States June 24, 2002 Open
San Francisco United States August 26, 2002 Open
Minneapolis United States September 12, 2002 Closed September 30, 2011
Leeds United Kingdom December 2, 2002 Closed July 2, 2007
Cologne Germany April 28, 2003 Open
Lisbon Portugal June 12, 2003 Open
Moscow Russia September 17, 2003 Open
Panama Panama September 8, 2004 Closed fall 2004
Cardiff United Kingdom October 13, 2003 Closed October 12, 2010
Nassau Bahamas October 21, 2003 Unauthorized location.[25] Relocated in June 2014.
Detroit United States November 10, 2003 Open
Malta Malta Airport February 1, 2004 Open
Catania Italy February 24, 2004 Closed November, 2006
Hollywood FL United States May 11, 2004 Open
Louisville United States May 31, 2004 Open
Dublin Ireland June 29, 2004 Open
Destin United States July 2, 2004 Closed June, 2014
Jakarta Indonesia July 2004 Relocation to Pacific Place to commence in April 2013
Foxwoods United States August 20, 2004 Open
MultiCentro Panama September 8, 2004 Closed September 2013
Athens Greece September 14, 2004 Closed in 2014 and relocated in November 2015[27]
Hurghada Egypt November 12, 2004 Open
Kuwait Kuwait November 20, 2004 Closed, February 28, 2014
Gothenburg Sweden December 10, 2004 Open
Caracas Venezuela May 12, 2005 Open
New York United States August 12, 2005 Open
Playa del Inglés Spain December 2, 2005 Closed October, 2009
Oslo Norway December 12, 2005 Open
Nova Lima Brazil December 23, 2005 Open
Malta Malta Valletta March 2, 2006 Open
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic July 14, 2006 Open
Mumbai India September 12, 2006 Open
Narita Japan September 15, 2006 Closed August 2012
Ocho Rios Jamaica November 22, 2006 Closed February 3, 2011
Margarita Venezuela November 27, 2006 Open
Warsaw Poland February 8, 2007 Open
Biloxi United States July 1, 2007 Open
Boston United States July 2, 2007 Open
Punta Cana Dominican Republic July 2, 2007 Open
Fiji Fiji December 4, 2007 Open
Cartagena Colombia December 13, 2007 Open
Bengaluru India December 29, 2007 Open
Singapore Changi Airport Singapore January 9, 2008 Open
Bucharest Romania January 20, 2008 Open
Seoul South Korea April 8, 2008 Closed April, 2009
Mallorca Spain November 29, 2008 Open
Aruba Aruba, Netherlands December 12, 2008 Open
Pune India January 11, 2009 Open
Yankee Stadium United States March 30, 2009 Open
Prague Czech Republic April 3, 2009 Open
Venice Italy April 9, 2009 Open
New Delhi India June 4, 2009 Open
Dallas United States July 15, 2009 Open
Las Vegas United States September 5, 2009 Open
Penang Malaysia September 15, 2009 Open
Hyderabad India September 21, 2009 Open
Marbella Spain October 30, 2009 Open
Phuket Thailand November 29, 2009 Open
Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam December 17, 2009 Open (rights owned by the Highlands Coffee conglomerate)
Seattle United States February 10, 2010 Open
Sentosa Singapore April 22, 2010 Open
Berlin Germany April 26, 2010 Open
Kraków Poland June 4, 2010 Open
Hollywood on Hollywood Blvd United States July 19, 2010 Open
Medellín Colombia September 3, 2010 Open
Honolulu United States November 22, 2010 Open
Glyfada Greece December 16, 2010 Closed October 10, 2012
Sint Maarten Netherlands December 20, 2010 Open
Tampa United States December 21, 2010 Open
Hong Kong at Lan Kwai Fong Hong Kong April 18, 2011 Open[28]
Florence Italy June 14, 2011 Open[29]
Sydney Australia July 8, 2011 Open
Costa Maya Mexico August 16, 2011 Closed (Prior to September 2012)
Hamburg Germany August 17, 2011 Open[30]
Dubai United Arab Emirates November 18, 2011 Open[31]
Sydney Australia December 6, 2011 Open
Budapest Hungary December 14, 2011 Open[32]
Macau China February 14, 2012 Open
New Buffalo, Michigan at Four Winds New Buffalo United States July 11, 2012 Open[33]
Brussels at Grand Place Brussels Belgium July 31, 2012 Open[34]
Nicosia Cyprus October 14, 2012 Closed May 21, 2013
Helsinki Finland October 15, 2012 Open
Lima Peru December 19, 2012 Open
Santiago Chile December 20, 2012 Open
Nabq Egypt December 28, 2012 Open
New Orleans United States December 29, 2012 Open
Jakarta Indonesia April 2013 Open
Melaka Malaysia June 12, 2013 Open
Ibiza Spain July 2013 Open
Mumbai, Andheri West India August 2013 Open
Nice France November 2013 Open
Johannesburg South Africa November 2013[35] Open
Kota Kinabalu Malaysia December 2014 Open[36]
San José Costa Rica June 2013 Open[36]
Guatemala City Guatemala 2012 Open[36]
Istanbul Turkey 2013 Open[37]
Santa Cruz de la Sierra Bolivia February 24, 2014 Open[36]
Tenerife Spain March 15, 2014 Open
Doha Qatar 2015 Planned[36]
Glasgow United Kingdom November 2013 Open[38]
Northfield Park United States December 18, 2013 Open
Vienna Austria August 8, 2014 Open[39]
Gdańsk Poland July 6, 2014 Open
Anchorage United States June 28, 2014 Open[40]
Mall of America United States August 28, 2014 Open[41]
Siem Reap Cambodia 2013 Open
Phnom Penh Cambodia June 20, 2014 Open[42]
Podgorica Montenegro February 8, 2015 Open
Chennai India December 29, 2013 Open
Daytona Beach United States 2016 Planned[43]
Almaty Kazakhstan November 5, 2014 Open
Gurgaon India April 1, 2014 Open[36]
Pigeon Forge United States May 20, 2014 Open (This is a move from Gatlinburg)[36]
Seoul Republic of Korea October 22, 2014 Open[36]
Shanghai China 2014 Open
Auckland New Zealand June 2015 Planned
Asuncion Paraguay December 2014 Open[44]
Sioux City United States August 1, 2014 Open[45]
Playas del Coco Costa Rica June 27, 2015 Open
Marseille France November 30, 2014 Open
Curitiba Brazil May 28, 2015 Open
Riccione Italy 2016 Planned

This list currently mentions Hard Rock Cafes only and not the other type of venues, such as Bars and Hotels.

Hard Rock Café in Temple Bar, Dublin
Hard Rock Cafe signage at The Printworks, Manchester
Huge Guitar At Hard Rock Cafe, New Delhi
Big Guitar Sign At Hard Rock Cafe, Beirut, Lebanon

List of locations

On June 22, 2008, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood began "Vegas-style" table gambling in addition to the Class II slots already in operation. To win approval for the table games, which were barred under Florida law, the Seminole Tribe paid the State of Florida $100 million as part of a 25-year pact signed by Governor Charlie Crist. On July 3, 2008, the Florida Supreme Court ruled that the governor's agreement was unconstitutional, but table games continue to operate because the Federal Department of the Interior approved the now-invalid pact with the state.[23]

[22] On January 8, 2007, Rank shareholders approved the Seminoles' $965 million offer. The Tribe announced it finalized the deal on March 11, 2007.[21] The final takeover was mired in controversy, due to a payment clause in a contract with one casino developer, Power Plant Entertainment. Power Plant and the Seminoles announced a settlement in April 2007 which both sides called equitable.[20]

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